The Air and Space Forces performed a successful launch of a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk space launch site. The launch took place at 21:28 MSK (18:28 UTC) on March 16, 2020. The satellite that the rocket and its Fregat boost stage delivered into orbit is a Glonass-M navigation satellite. The satellite has been designated Cosmos-2545. It received international designation 2020-018A and was registered by NORAD as object No. 45358.

Previous Glonass launch took place in December 2019.